Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

November 2022

The next meeting of the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club will be on 
Tuesday, November 1st at usual
place and time (7 PM).

A group has been meeting up at the Gourmet Garden at the Cobb Corner Mall in Canton (real close) at 6 PM for dinner if you want to stop by.

President's Message

Hi All,

WOW! October was a month filled with travel. Started off on the 1st with a drive to Albany New York for the first ever “Graywoodie” pipe show. It proved to be a lot of fun and look forward to next year. There was talk about adding pen and knife vendors to the event. That was followed by our visit to Perretti’s and once again a well worth trip to shoot the shit with some friends. It was great to see Steve and Todd while being able to roam the store after hours. I finished up mid-month with our yearly trek to NH to leaf peep on Columbus Day weekend.

Can’t believe it’s already November and our Holiday Bonanza is just a few short weeks away. Try to make this meeting as we will be discussing planning and meal for the event.

My daughter’s school is running a food drive for Thanksgiving. All those who bring in a non-perishable canned food item will receive a ticket for the Presidents raffle.

See you next week,


The Capitaland Pipe Show - Oct 2022

Capitaland Pipe Show

We stared an early trek at 7:00 AM on a cool and rainy October Morning. We headed due West to Albany via “The Pike”. As in usual form for these SHPC road trips Tim oversaw finding breakfast at a local diner. About an hour and 45 minutes later just outside Albany we reached our breakfast destination. It was good but, not as good as 84 Diner we all know so well. After breakfast we looped around and found the Polish American Club where the pipe show was being held. There were probably about a dozen or so vendors and the tables were full and deals to be made. Even Tim sold 2 pipes!

Everyone got a ticket for a free beverage within their welcome package which also included some tobacco, wooden matches, pipe cleaners and assorted smokers’ paraphernalia. The Polish beer was strong and exceptionally tasty. The club served authentic Polish food and the weather and venue could not have been more perfect.

We stayed for about 4 hours and after the raffles we started to make our way home. Stopped off in Springfield Area for dinner at a local dive which again proved to be a good choice. All in all we had a great day and was able to see a bunch of people we have not seen since pre-covid as well as our friends from Hartford. Looking forward to next year.


The Case of the Duplicitious Palette

by Ernie Whitenack


“Allan, please take this to Nat’s Photo Processing on Bromfield Street,” Scott requested. “I want it copied and a hundred same size prints made. Make sure you see Nat or his lab manager, Sully. Tell them I need as exact a copy as they can possibly make. Price is no object. Ask when the job will be completed.”

“Yes, Boss. Anything else you want while I’m out?”

Holding a lit match above his pipe, Scott shook his head no, and Allan left the office.

Scott has, for two days, continued going over the second batch of press releases from Consolidated News Service. Some a scant mention of the missing paintings and some conjecturing who and how the pictures were taken. There is little value in the second batch, and Scott pushes them aside, gets from his chair, and walks around the room, stretching. Moving to the window where Allan usually sits and gazes, Scott wonders if he has taken on more than he can give and should pass it all over to the FBI and step away.

November 2022 Tobacco Raffle

As we've done in the past few years, we've saved some very special tobaccos for our November meeting, the last raffle before our big holiday party.  If neither of these appeal, we'll also have some special alternatives.

Esoterica Margate (2 oz tin)
Margate  is a
classic English mixture done in the "old style" of many of the fine tobaccos that have now disappeared from the market place. Choice Orientals, matured Virginias, and generous quantities of premium Cyprian latakia keynote this rich, full bodied blend. A well balanced, robust and eminently satisfying smoke.
Esoterica Pembroke (2 oz tin)
Esoterica Pembroke is a luxury English blend (Margate) is married with fine French cognac. This outstanding mixture is a "match made in heaven." Rich taste with character to match. A symphony of delicate aromas and elegant flavors.

In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts

Country Squire Radio
countrysquirelogoA weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco.  Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube  |  Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)

PipesMagazine Radio Show
PMag radio show logoA different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!       iTunes  |  Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
PMag radio show logoA Podcast for the Tobacco Pipe Enthusiast. Interviews with pipe carvers and industry influencers. Quick tobacco reviews and segments on pipes and tobaccos. New episodes are available on the 1st and 15th of every month.     iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
IHOSElogoA delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.

Shows come out twice a month. iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
Trifles Cover smFrom the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes  |  Website

Pipe & Tobacco Episodes:    Episode 71 | Episode 83

Trifles artwork created by Tom Richmond

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